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Science Tours for Schools 2012/13

Ireland’s Leading School Tour Specialists

ABTA No.V0550

TA 0449


London

This exciting destination offers students the opportunity to explore a range of science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands-on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. We’ll tailor-make your itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements, to include the best visits and attractions at great value for money.

Key Educational Visits Isis Education Centre in Hyde Park

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This environmental education facility at the heart of Hyde Park offers half day for secondary school science students, including: • Science in the Royal Parks – looking at the different careers in the parks which use science • Food Chains and Webs • Talk About the Weather • Unlocking Classification • Local Nature Conservation

The Science Museum The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, inspirational exhibitions and interactive resources. Here, your group can explore the galleries such as Launch Pad, where students can explore science and technology first-hand with 50 hands-on exhibits and shows. The museum also regularly runs a series of events and shows covering all elements of science and has a great range of free educational resources available.

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair

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NST is an exclusive school tours partner to the UK’s Big Bang showcasing in ExCel London on 14th-17th March 2013. The Big Bang offers a unique opportunity for your students to interact with and understand - at first hand how they can make an impact on the world through science.

The Thames Barrier Visitor Centre This barrier defence located on the Thames River in London offers a thoughtprovoking insight into flood prevention. Here, your students will learn about how the barriers work, how they were constructed and future strategies to prevent flooding in London.

More Science visits to London include: • The Natural History Museum • The Wellcome Collection • The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Thorpe Park

• Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

This exciting roller coaster park is a great place for students to explore themes including the laws of motion and the anatomy of the classic roller coaster. Your group can also take part in an engineering workshop when the park is closed!

• The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret • London Aquarium

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L'Oreal Young Scientist Centre, The Royal Institution

3 days from €284*pp


Our Top Recommended Visits L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre, The Royal Institution

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Devoted to science education and research, The Royal Institution will give your students the opportunity to explore the world-changing science that's taken place since 1799. Aiming to promote curiosity and investigation-led learning, this modern laboratory offers advanced technology, use of equipment not used at school level and experiments outside of the normal school remit. The centre has a fascinating range of full and half day workshops including: Make and Test your own shampoo (Age 9 – 12 yrs) Students perform their own experiments with the help of some ionic chemistry to make several versions of their own shampoo and to see how they perform in tests against commercial products. Extract your own DNA (Age 10 - 13 yrs) Students will learn about the DNA molecule and extract their own DNA which they can make into a necklace to take away. High Velocity Eggsporter (Age 14-18 yrs) Build and crash test a vehicle on a specially designed rig then analyse the results using high speed photography - learn about forces in a very practical way!

Centre of the Cell

Forensics Workshop (Age 14 - 18 yrs) Your students will experience what it would be like to work in a forensics laboratory by investigating a fictional crime scene scenario. A great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis with the opportunity to use modern molecular biological techniques to test DNA samples. A Question of Taste (Age 16 - 18 yrs) In this genetics workshop, students will extract and test their own DNA using modern techniques and equipment normally only found in research laboratories to compare their phenotype with their genotype.

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The Science Museum

Placing science in context, this is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical laboratories. Students will experience unique science shows, digital interactive games, human specimens and interactive microscopes. All groups are joined by a STEM Ambassador who students can question about the life of a scientist and their own career choices.

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London - 3 days from €284*pp Price (per person) includes: return flights, all taxes & charges, airport see off, 2 nights half board accommodation, 3 days coach hire, extensive group travel insurance, 1 in 8 free place ratio, 24 hr emergency contact*

And then add our most popular itinerary package below for €38*pp - or choose your own! MORNING

AFTERNOON

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Day 1

Morning departure from Ireland

Science Museum

Flight on the EDF Energy London Eye

Day 2

Hands-on workshop at L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre

Thames Barrier Exhibition

Thames River Cruise

Day 3

Centre of the Cell

Natural History Museum

Return flight to Ireland

*Price shown based on 40 paying passengers departing in January 2013 & is subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. This guideline price is based on the lowest price available in January 2013. Entrance fees for some of the visits featured may be payable locally, but are included in the price shown.

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CERN, Geneva

This compact metropolis offers fascinating visits that will open your students’ minds to the immense possibilities of science. CERN offers innumerable learning opportunities for your students, however there are also fantastic visits in the surrounding areas which explore key study themes, including evolution, theoretical physics, particle matter and the history of science.

CERN There’s nothing quite like seeing physics in action to spark your students’ interest in science. The world’s largest particle physics research laboratory will do just that, taking your students on a journey into science. Home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN your students will learn about this gigantic scientific instrument and be able to observe it from the viewing area.

Book early to avoid disappointment! Guided tours Your group’s tour of CERN will follow a variety of themes (depending on the day) including ‘Detecting Particles’, ‘Discovering Antimatter’ or ‘The accelerators of the future’ and comprises an introduction, a short film and a visit to one of the experiments and/or to an accelerator located at the surface. All tours are guided by staff members involved with CERN.

Exhibitions Groups can choose between two multimedia exhibitions - Universe of Particles - a fascinating look at the world of particles from the Big Bang to the present day, or Microcosm - students will explore the mysteries of the universe and discover the massive apparatus used by scientists. We can even book your groups' lunch in the CERN staff canteen!

Other Key Educational Visits in Geneva The History of Science Museum

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Housing a collection of scientific instruments, this museum allows students to put today's science into perspective and better understand the evolution of certain disciplines and techniques such as astronomy, microscopy, gnomonic – the development of sundials and similar instruments, electricity and meteorology.

• International Red Cross Museum

The Museum of Natural History This museum offers a fascinating insight into natural history and ecology. The display of life-size models highlights the great diversity of the world’s mammal, bird, reptile and insect population, as well as an overview of the history of Earth and the human race and geology of the Geneva region.

Bern

Full day visit

Visit the historic city of Bern and wander along the cobbled streets of the medieval old town and admire the Zeitglockenturm – the ornate astronomical clock. The Einstein Museum in the city is dedicated to his life and work as he discovered the Relativity Theory while living in Bern.

• United Nations

Tour price & itinerary package Cern - 3 days including visits from €399*pp Price (per person) includes: Return flights, all taxes & charges, airport see off , The History of Science Museum, Day at CERN, The Museum of Natural History, coaching where required for visits, 2 nights half board accommodation, extensive group travel insurance, 1 in 8 free place ratio, 24 hr emergency contact

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*Price shown based on 40 paying passengers departing in January 2013 & is subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. This guideline price is based on the lowest price available in January 2013.

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Paris

This cosmopolitan city offers a range of visits that will ignite your students’ curiosity about the world of science. With our expert knowledge of Paris, we’ll create an itinerary for your group that covers a wide range of learning outcomes, as well as giving your students the opportunity to absorb the many famous attractions in this ‘city of lights’.

Key Educational Visits Cité des Sciences – The Science City

Disneyland® Paris

The largest science museum in Europe, Cité des Sciences is packed with exhibits exploring man’s experiences with science. Students can explore the varied and interactive exhibitions in Explora to discover more about themes such as light, sounds, genes and movement; watch daily demonstrations and explore the universe with the planetarium, presented by Astronomy specialists.

With a wide range of exciting rides, shows and attractions on offer, your students will have the opportunity to work together and bond as a class in a fun environment! Get the most from your trip by downloading free workbooks, containing science projects aimed at students aged 12 - 16 years, at www.disneylandparis4schools.com.

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle Housing the Hall of Evolution, the gallery of paleontology (dinosaurs, giant birds and insects) and the gallery of mineralogy, where more than 600,000 minerals, giant crystals and royal precious stones can be seen.

Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace

Other Leisure Visits include: • Eiffel Tower • Seine River Boat Cruise • Montmartre & Sacré Coeur • Le Stade de France

• Aquaboulevard

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At the oldest aeronautics museum in the world, students have the opportunity to discover the principles of flight in air and space and the technology behind it through interactive exhibits.

Paris - 3 days including visits from €389*pp

The Palace of Discovery The Palace of Discovery aims to explore scientific laws, including electrostatics, radioactivity, and chemistry. Here, your students will learn by participating in experiments led by the scientists. There are separate rooms devoted to astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine in which your group can carry out experiments for themselves!

Price (per person) includes: Return flights, all taxes & charges, airport see off , 3 days coach hire, Cite des Science, Paris guided tour, Seine River Cruise, Palace of Discovery, Musee National d’Histoire Naturalle, 2 nights half board accommodation, extensive group travel insurance, 1 in 8 free place ratio, 24 hr emergency contact

nst.ie/science

Visit our website for our full Science range and a sample of our Paris Science itinerary and other Paris visits

Don’t forget - we can build your itinerary from scratch!

*Price shown based on 40 paying passengers departing in January 2013 & is subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. This guideline price is based on the lowest price available in January 2013.

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(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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Cite des Sciences

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Futuroscope

Wolverhampton Girls High School

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Ireland’s Leading School Tour Specialists

ABTA No.V0550

TA 0449

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Ireland’s Leading School Tour Specialists

ABTA No.V0550

TA 0449

Ireland’s Leading School Tour Specialists

ABTA No.V0550

TA 0449

Ireland’s Leading School Tour Specialists

ABTA No.V0550

TA 0449

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BROCHURE 2012/13


NST Science Brochure 12/13